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TAGS: Apocalypse; Calamities and catastrophs; Integration and disintegration; Lesser Peace; Millennialism; Most Great Peace; Plan of God; Prophecies; World order (general)
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Abstract:
Some approaches to the Lesser Peace in light of millennialism, and the Bahá'í vision of a divine plan leading to the Lesser Peace and the Most Great Peace which has "progressive” and "catastrophic" aspects.
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Apocalypse and Millennium:
Catastrophe, Progress, and the Lesser Peace

by William P. Collins

published in Journal of Bahá'í Studies, 12:1-4, pages 1-30
Ottawa: Association for Bahá'í Studies North America, 2002
About: Millennialism—the expectation of a more perfect order through divine intervention—is an important research topic and Bahá’í motif. The Bahá’í vision of a divine plan leading to the Lesser Peace and the Most Great Peace has “progressive” and “catastrophic” aspects. Some twentieth-century speculations on the Lesser Peace anticipated momentous events for three periods with both apocalyptic and peaceful aspects, for example, peace preceded by a catastrophe near the century’s end. This paper reviews some approaches to the Lesser Peace in light of millennialism studies and draws conclusions about Bahá’í “catastrophic” and “progressive” thinking.
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